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Oakland A’s Three Key Plays Cost Game

Published by on April 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Oakland Athletics loss can be blamed on their horrendous defense. There were three key plays that cost the A's.

The first was on an easy ground ball to Orlando Cabrera that went under his legs. This was the start to a big inning for the Texas Rangers which allowed the the Rangers to over take the A's 3-1 lead and bring it to 4-3.

Luckily for the A's Ryan Sweeney hit a solo home run to tie the score 4-4.

The second play which happened was in the bottom of the eighth. The first play was Jason Giambi's fault he should have made the play on the hard hit ball or at least knocked it down to hold Hank Blalock to first base.

Instead the ball went down the first base line and Blalock was able to ...

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